Viewing articles in Tag:

Tony Abbott

Filter Articles

PM must strip Abbott’s pension if reported foreign ties are true

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has said Scott Morrison must strip Tony Abbott of his Prime Ministerial pension, if reports are correct that Abbott is now on the payroll of the British government.

“If these reports are true, Tony Abbott's job is now to promote another country, even if it means disadvantaging Australian farmers, producers and exporters,” said Mr Bandt.

"Scott Morrison has said Tony Abbott is a 'good hire' and he must immediately clarify the nature of the former PM's arrangement with the UK government.

Read more

Tony Abbott should be disendorsed for his promotion of climate change denialism

Read more

Greens will use Senate powers to reveal truth on cash bribes for smuggling

The Greens will use parliamentary powers to force the Government to table documents relating to the interception and 'turn-back' of an asylum seeker boat including any payments of monies to individuals on board.  The Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said the Order to Produce Documents will be put to the Senate as early as Monday next week.

"These allegations are extremely serious and the Parliament has both a right and responsibility to find out what has really been going on," Greens spokesperson for Immigration Sarah Hanson-Young said.

Read more

100 days, 40 failures: a preview of secretive, cruel and chaotic government

Christine Milne 16 Dec 2013

Releasing a list of the Abbott government's top failures, the Australian Greens say the first 100 days have been a secretive, cruel and chaotic preview of what is to come.

"During the election campaign the Abbott government's true agenda was hidden behind cheap rhetoric, but you can't run a country with a slogan," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"The Abbott government has tried to claim a so-called mandate to take Australia back to the last century, but he doesn't have one.

Read more

Climate sceptic Tony Abbott will never address global warming

Tony Abbott has abandoned any pretence of caring about global warming.

"Tony Abbott is not fit to serve as Prime Minister because this is the critical decade to address the climate emergency," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"By abandoning even the meagre bipartisan 5%-25% target for emissions reduction, he has relegated Australia to global laggard as negotiations are now underway for a 2015 treaty.

"Once a sceptic, always a sceptic is the best way to describe the would-be PM. A man who maintains that global warming is ‘crap'.

Read more

Greens launch campaign to stop Abbott getting total control

The Australian Greens have launched a national advertising campaign to stop Tony Abbott getting total control of the parliament.

The Greens have also released details of a new opinion poll which shows 56% of Australians do not want one political party to have total control of both houses of Parliament.

"Mr Abbott wants total control of the parliament and for the Senate to wave through policies he won't even come clean on. That's where the Greens come in," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

Read more